You’re So Vain Tag

Have you a song that you think is just about you? I challenge you to post it! (Or them)

Rules:

Post song(s) and tell why they’re about you.

You may nominate others but don’t have to. This is about getting to know you and having fun.

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~This is Renee~who I am, what I’m about~

~~The first song is definitely me-I’m just a beggar in the presence of the King but thankful that He can still use broken things!

~~The second song- I’ve been in this waiting room for years, standing on those promises He has whispered to me. But I’m going to keep STANDING STRONG!

~~The third song- I’m a warrior, reminds me that all the scars that have knocked me down have made me stronger.

~~The fourth and last song is by one of my favorite Contemporary Christian singers. The first time I heard the last two songs, I cried like a baby, because I felt like they were my theme songs!

It doesn’t matter what others say I am, God says I am Loved, Strong, Held, and I am His!

Broken Things by Matthew West

Soar by Meredith Andrews

Warrior by Hannah Kerr

You Say by Lauren Daigle

So there you have it folks~~~ME~~~~~~

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LOVE~Alphabet Challenge 2019

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post.

Thanks again Stu! Here’s to another bowl of that alphabet soup! 🥣

One of my many LOVES~ Sunflowers and this heart table. The red makes things pop in every season!

❤️

The blue one has a heart ❤️!

Another edit~

Coffee, this cup and a snow day~LOVE😍

Guess who came back over the weekend?!! I’m beginning to ❤️ this ole gal, and I think she ❤️ us right back!!!

Sassy spent the night with us till her owners-who were out of town-could come to reclaim her.

I suggested renaming her Houdini, being she has become quite the escape artist in her old age! She is a fluff-muffin! ❤️ 🐄 🐮

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Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.

Krazy Kitties~Alphabet Challenge 2019

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post.

Thanks again Stu for this alphabet madness! 😂

Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.

I nominate:

NZ at Growing Up Sideways

And everyone else who wants to participate!

NZ, you don’t have to do photography…I just chose to do something a little different. Have fun!

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Rascal was a krazy kitty mess!!! 😻😺😸

This pic is a little fuzzy, sorry! When I found this krazy (it’s supposed to be spelled with a “c,” I know, I know! 😹) kitty, at first I thought I had accidentally ran him over! It appears he has a leg on each side of the tire and even his paws are all curled up! I almost panicked till I saw him breathing………….

What are YOU looking at PUNK?!! Can’t you see I’m taking a nap here?😹😹😹

And here he is napping almost upside down, until I woke him up taking this pic!

These two always kept me laughing when they were here, with their constant flipping and flopping, play-attacking, and the fun they had tricking each other! They were a joy to watch!

I have had many many cats through the years. I’m sure I have pics somewhere, but a lot are packed up. So I just added a few of the crazy ones I could find.

One little guy that stands out in my memory that I don’t think I have a pic of was another black cat I had named Bill.

Now, Bill was insane, I think! I rescued him in town when he ran under my car and climbed up in my motor. My car had been running for a while and the motor was hot. I finally got someone to help me get him out. He was near the heat of the engine for a while.

I’m telling you I think he was an incarnate of the devil! When we would be sitting in our outside chairs, he would run and jump up and clamp both his claws around your arm and hang on for dear life.

You would sling him off and he would come back again and again and do it all over! He would grab your ankles the same way! And he drew blood when he did!

I think the heat of the engine must have cooked his brain! 😹😱

Indian Creek~Alphabet Challenge 2019

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post.

Thanks Stu! I can’t believe I’ve made it this far!

Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.

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I is for Indian Creek~one of our old fishing holes.

And J is for Jennifer.

Chelsea, my daughter’s art when she was a teen. She loved to draw. That was something I liked to do at her age, too. I still think she needs to write her own books and illustrate them! 😄

Horses~Alphabet Challenge 2019

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post.

Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.

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A song by Jamin Hart called Healer. I shared a while back how she gave her testimony of how God healed her of TMJ.

She was told she should never sing again, because her jawbone was in such a terrible condition.

But she stepped out by faith one night and while she sang, God completely healed her! Through her testimony and praying ministry, her friend was later healed of TMJ also! 🙌

youtu.be/rBOaND_qTUw

Echo~My youngest daughter’s horse at one time.

I thought this was a fun edit of the original😄

Willy & my daughter

Echo & Sam~ Sam was 26 years old when he passed😭

Sam & Rosebud

I finally found the pic of Rosebud, so here she is! She was a wild one! She threw my daughter off several times. She was a beauty though!

Gates/Garden~Alphabet Challenge 2019

Im still at it….😳

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post.

Thanks again Stu for the challenge.

Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.

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“Mary, Mary, quite contrary

How does your GARDEN grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.” ~Mother Goose
My flower garden angel~

These are probably not clear images, but just look at this big ole gal peeking around the tree–dropping in for a visit a few days ago! It was actually a neighbor’s pet that had escaped her pen. Scared the daylights out of me!

Thought it was another bull…Look at those horns!….I’m having flashbacks as I speak!😱

She was a sweet girl actually 😋

An amazing pic of a sunset, my niece got while sitting on her front porch, looking through the neighbor’s gate. What does it look like to you? Wowsa is all I can say!

Mom’s Making a Difference Award

Thank you Dawn at Drawing Closer to Christ, for nominating me for the Mom’s Making A Difference Award. I feel very honored to be able to share thoughts on the lovely gift of motherhood.

The Creator of this award and his blog site can be found here: Matt at: Jesusluvsall Blog

Sharing Dawn’s thoughts about Matt and his blog:

Although Matt struggles with chronic illness, it’s always inspiring to see how he keeps on pursuing Christ. He is answering God’s call on his life to help and encourage people from different cultures. You’ll be blessed by his writings!

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The above quote by Sharon Jaynes hits too close to home with me. I have felt a little like the most imperfect parent on the planet or even in the whole universe at times. I’m sure there are a few of you out there who struggle with those same feelings or is it just me?

I look back and see so many areas where I could have improved or done things better. Maybe it’s the little part of me that struggled with OCD at times or the insecure side of me that felt the stares of so many mothers around me that seemed to get everything right.

You know those mothers who had the perfect children who always sat perfectly quiet and still on the church pews, well-mannered, always doing everything everyone else expected was the right way to parent.

Yes, I was THAT parent. The one sitting on the back pew a lot of times trying to reign in the tempers and hyperactivity of two hyperactive little rambunctious girls. The kids, who try as they may, seemed to never remember the rules of perfect etiquette.

The words stung as a few comments would get back to be every now and then, “If that was my child, they wouldn’t be acting like that! I would spank their little hiney!” IF this, IF that–Blah, blah, blah! That’s all I felt people thought of me and my beautiful girls.

Then one day, came a Fb post from my youngest who was around nineteen, that made me cry and changed me from the inside out! You know one of those deep-down, ugly cries–the kind you don’t dare get out in public kind- because your face is so red and eyes swollen!

She publicly thanked me for being the kind of mother that she could always go to when she needed to talk, that I never judged or scolded her for her thoughts, always listened and cared. That I taught her to love others, unconditionally, not to look on the outside of people, but to love them for who they were on the inside. Nobody is perfect…

She thanked me for the school mornings we did devotions and prayed together, before she got on the bus. For reading her The Rules of Ettiquette, to teach her manners. How to sit like a lady and act like one.

She said, “Moma taught me to act like a lady, but I was too much of a tomboy. Moma tried!” And she mentioned the fact that there were some who thought I wasn’t a good mother because she was hyper and couldn’t sit still, talked too much, but that I had always disciplined her when she needed it.

Something happened to me that day. I stopped and no longer CARED what others thought anymore. Yes, I had been THAT mother with the two screaming children, the imperfect mother, but I was perfectly imperfect.

God loves all of you mothers out there! The ones who try and try again! You are making a difference in those sweet babies lives! Don’t let the judgement of others get you down! Hang in there! YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES!!!

One day you will be like me, part of the “Empty Nester” club, and you will realize that your children are all beautiful, special and unique–And you did the job God called you to do! That God CHOSE you as the mother of those particular children, because they needed a mother JUST LIKE YOU!!!

Someone out there needs to hear this! Hold your head up beautiful lady! You are a wonderful mother!!! You are more than what others think you are! God knows! He sees the real you behind closed doors! Keep up the good work! 💃😉🙌🌹🌹🌹🤱🏼

Fire~Alphabet Challenge 2019

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post.

Thanks again Stu for letting me be a part of your creation and the fun!

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Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.

I am choosing:

Sandie

Angela

Please do not feel obligated to participate in this challenge. Only if you would like!…. just a little fun 🙂

Anyone else that wants to do the challenge please feel free to do so!

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One of my “HAPPY” moments…There’s nothing like a bon fire in the winter to warm the heart and soul!🤗🔥

~Fireworks~

One of my favorite iPhone pics of my baby brother and nephew at a summer 4th of July fireworks display! My nephew wasn’t afraid in the least as the loud booms filled the night air!

“When I go through the 🔥FIRE, I will not feel the flames. I stand before the giant, declaring victory!”

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~Flowers~

Brown–eyed Susans, one of my favorite wildflowers to this day! 😄

Flowerbed

A flower started from my late mother-in-law’s garden.

I don’t know how it is that I have so many yellow flowers, but they were given to me so….I’m just going to enjoy. 😉

Hope everyone is having a great day! I’m enjoying the nice breeze blowing my wind chimes and listening to the bird song all around me as I’m working on this post~

It’s such a beautiful day–really hard to get anything done in the house out here!!! 😂

Effervescent Embroidery-Alphabet Challenge

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post. Thanks again Stu for inventing this challenge!

A very detailed embroidery project passed down from my late mother-in-law. It hung over her bed for many years. 🙂

A linen napkin she worked on…Only one though.

It’s amazing how our taste changes the older we get. Even though I thought this was lovely, it wasn’t my decor.

But the older I’ve gotten I’ve realized how precious heirlooms like this are and how blessed we are to be the recipients of such a piece done with love. 🤗 And the frame, my late father-in-law made to house it…It now graces my living room. ❤️

This is another of her beautiful creations I have recently added to my Farmhouse decor 🐄 in my kitchen….No more grape theme for me Sam I Am! 😂🤣 But that still doesn’t mean that BBQ sign of yours is welcome in there!🐄🤣

For those of you who haven’t read about this situation, here’s the story!

Oh Happy Day

A pic of her in her younger years~

My husband every now and then while she was still living, would jokingly refer to her as “MAD” Milly, because that was her initials😄 She would give him “the look,” and would laugh.

She loved to joke and was a very blunt person. You didn’t have to worry how she felt about anything. She spoke her mind! She was a card! 😂

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Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.

I am choosing:

Ricky Racer

Thapelo

Please do not feel obligated to participate in this challenge. Just something to have some fun with 🙂

Anyone else that wants to do the challenge please feel free to do so!

Oh Dear-Alphabet Challenge

Stu at Something to Stu Over has brought back the Alphabet Post Challenge. 👏👏👏

You can read how this challenge came into being by checking out this post. Thanks Stu!

Here we go….Letter D.

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Hope everyone has had a Happy Mothers Day!!!!

Oh d..d..deer!!! Look at the baby fawn! 🦌

This particular pic is from a game camera that was set up on the north side of our wooded property several years ago… Even though I didn’t personally take it, I had to include it! It’s one of my favorite pics!

It looks like a sapphire diamond!

This poor little dear had a broken wing…Isn’t that just like us at times?

You can read about my unexpected photo moment with this beautiful, photogenic dragonfly here….

Tokens of His Love

This still amazes me!

I took many of this little guy on my hand and fingers!

Here are the guidelines:

Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.

Display the challenge photo or create your own 🙂

Link back to this post so I can read yours.

Create one post or multiple posts, as I did, using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.

Be creative! Use words, pictures, gifs…whatever just have fun. 🙂

I am choosing:

Debbie at Bee Tree Gathering

Please don’t feel obligated to participate Just something to have some fun with 😁

Everyone is welcome to participate!

Nominate/tag as many bloggers as you would like to participate.